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As many as 362 cases were registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) last year as opposed to 289 cases in 2016.
A senior official said the efforts of the Special Cell helped in identification and interception of various trans- national drug cartels and recoveries of narcotic substances in huge quantities.
The unit arrested 44 Indian nationals, six Nigerian nationals and a Myanmar national in connection with their alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
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